Rear bumper strip

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Rear bumper strip

Post by anaconda » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:28 pm

A seemingly common occurence, the black plastic covering on the rear bumper strip has separated from the the metal piece beneath, so im looking for a new set.

Im assuming this strip will prise off and snapback on the car again so as a plan B i'll remove the metal strip and try to reglue the plastic on, however would prefer a new set if there's any out there.

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Post by Defender110 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:38 pm

You and every other BX owner, peel off the plastic and paint is the usual option. Yes they do just prize off.
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Post by anaconda » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:50 pm

Thanks Kevan.

So remove the trim take all the plastic off and paint the metal black? I used smooth Hammerite on the sills at the weekend so will double up.
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Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:39 pm

When i did mine i warmed the vinyl trim with a camping gaz burner and scraped it off with a stanley knife blade. Flatted back with wet and dry and black primer and then two or three coats of satin black. Easy job though patience and prepartion are key. As i found out. :oops:
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Post by anaconda » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:52 pm

mds141 wrote:When i did mine i warmed the vinyl trim with a camping gaz burner and scraped it off with a stanley knife blade. Flatted back with wet and dry and black primer and then two or three coats of satin black. Easy job though patience and prepartion are key. As i found out. :oops:
Spray paint rather than brush I assume?
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Post by RxBX » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:12 pm

anaconda wrote:Thanks Kevan.

So remove the trim take all the plastic off and paint the metal black? I used smooth Hammerite on the sills at the weekend so will double up.
This topic has all been covered/discussed BEFORE, the search facility is your friend :wink:

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Post by Defender110 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:08 am

Rich, I would imagine there are no subjects on the BX that haven't been covered on here before. What do you suggest we do; shut down the forum and just use it as a reference library?
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